Field Trips

Terrestrial Invertebrate Biodiversity Inventory - Middle School Field Trip

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Subject:
Science

Background

The goal of these field trip activities is to help middle school students become familiar with terrestrial invertebrates and understand the biodiversity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This field trip packet includes onsite activities accompanied by a preparation activity and a wrap-up activity. 

Objective(s)

1) become familiar with the vocabulary associated with the invertebrate lesson
2) understand the biodiversity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
3) recognize that many plants and animals in the park that live only in the Park are known as endemic species
4) learn of the threats that are effecting the plants and animals of the Park
5) learn about several terrestrial invertebrates that students may find during their field trip

Materials

Download Middle School field trip packet